LASER Talks at Stanford

The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 40 cities around the world.


CHAIRED BY: Piero Scaruffi


A conversation on "Pulled Apart: Re-engineering and Re-purposing Human Civilization" with artists and philosophers

 

Apr 15 @ 6pm Find your timezone HERE


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A conversation on "Pulled Apart: Re-engineering and Re-purposing Human
Civilization" with Cynthia Hooper (Media Artist), Adam Chin (Media Artist),
Terry Berlier (Stanford/ Art), Glori Simmons (Director, USF Thacher Gallery),
John Campbell (UC Berkeley philosopher), and Piero Scaruffi (cultural historian)

The Thacher Gallery at University of San Francisco is having an art exhibition
titled "Pulled Apart" (March 1 - April 25, 2021), for which the exhibiting
artists (Terry Berlier, Adam Chin, Gail Wight, Carrie Hott, Cynthia Hooper) were
invited to explore the intersection of art and engineering. These artists
examine through their artworks the mechanisms of gadgets, scientific
instruments, and computer technologies to reveal the internal and external
systems that help shape society. What can we learn about ourselves through the
act of disassembling and re-engineering these human-made tools?

This panel with media artist Cynthia Hooper, fine-arts photographer Adam Chin,
kinetic sculptor Terry Berlier (of the Stanford Art Department), philosopher
John Campbell (of UC Berkeley) and cultural historian Piero Scaruffi will
explore the exhibition and start a philosophical conversation about: what do we
learn from dismantling and rebuilding the objects that humans build? what do we
learn about ourselves?

Cynthia Hooper's videos, essays, paintings, and research-based projects examine
infrastructural landscapes in the United States and Mexico.

Adam Chin a fine art photographer who spent a career as a computer graphics
artist for TV and film.

Terry Berlier, who teaches in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford
University, specializes in sculptures that are kinetic and sound based, and
multi-media installations.

Glori Simmons, Director of the USF Thacher Gallery, is a poet and fiction
writer, the author of the story collections "Carry You" and "Suffering Fools",
and of the book of poems "Graft".

Piero Scaruffi is a cultural historian who has written several books on science,
technology, art and music.

John Campbell is Professor of Philosophy at UC Berkeley. He is the author of
Past, Space and Self (1994) and Reference and Consciousness (2002).

 

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The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 40 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website. @lasertalks

When
April 15th, 2021 6:00 PM through  8:00 PM
Location
Stanford University
Online / Palo Alto, CA 94305-5101
United States